There's a lot of hand waving going around today, with everybody smugly asserting (or at least implying to assert) that they would never, in a million years, have made such a stupid mistake. And that's what it is. Plain and simple. A stupid mistake. With very serious implications that reach into hundreds of millions of devices.
Except that stupid mistakes happen. To everybody. Unless you don't write code. And if you write code and you really truly believe that you are not capable or making a mistake such as this... Boy, do I have a bridge to sell you.
Which brings me to my (almost) favorite thing in the world. Smugly asserting that I knew better than them and quoting myself (from over at http://www.pushing-pixels.org/2013/10/04/an-unfair-question.html):
My own personal take on this is that interacting with computers is too damn hard. Even given that I write software for a living. Computers are just too unforgiving. Too unforgiving when they are given “improperly” formatted input. And way too unforgiving when they are given properly formatted input which leads to an unintentionally destructive output. The way I’d like to see that change is to have it be more “human” on both sides. Understand both the imperfections of the way human beings form their thoughts and intent, and the potential consequences of that intent.
Do I have a solution for this issue? Are you f#$%^ng kidding me? Of course I don't. But it kills me to realize that after all these decades we are still living in a stone age of human-computer interaction. An age when we have to be incredibly precise in how we're supposed to tell the computers what to do, and yet to have such incredibly primitive tools that do not protect us from our own human frailty.
- someone else to use ASAP
- avoiding something else
... then I typically see them to fruition :-)
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I've had #comcast in the past and besides the sub par service the internet throttling killed me. #timewarner (or #brighthouse here) has their faults as well but I personally have received much better quality of service than with other companies.
Is this how #comcast hopes to get around their obligation of net neutrality some how?
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